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Walnut Hall Table #1: Concept for table with sketchup

01-16-2009 07:10 PM by johngoes | 1 comment »

I have decided to build a hallway table with two large walnut boards I bought last year (from craigslist). I have included two sketchup drawings of the concept. It will be 15” deep x 40” long x 31 1/2” tall and fits at the top of my second story stair landing. The detail picture shows where I’ll use some left-over cherry to border the drawers and rails with cherry that I will bead for effect. The drawing also shows a cherry inlay strip and circle, but if I have a good...

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01-16-2009 07:05 PM by Patti Zongker | 6 comments »


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A definitive source on how to use handtools

01-16-2009 06:30 PM by marcb | 2 comments »

A while back while scrounging around in Chicago used book stores I found a couple of OLD books on woodworking. I had always wanted to really see how people learned how to use hand tools back when that was the only option so I picked them up. They where not in great condition, so I was a little scared to actually read them. They ended up on the bookshelf in a protective shield and sat there looking cool. I finally came up with the idea of scanning them and getting a professional printi...

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Pythagorias would be proud of this Display Shelf #1: Design Phase - Sketchup

01-16-2009 05:11 PM by depictureboy | 3 comments »

Well while I am waiting for the glass for my wifes display case, I am working on designing my daughters shelf for her room. She has a ton of webkinz, and she also has some glass dolls that were my wife’s. The dog is able to get on her bed and pull down the webkinz(bad very bad..eheh) so I am tasked with designing a shelf system that will help even out the density of the toys. Right now they are all piled on top of each other and fall down all the time(also making them an easy target for...

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An Inexpensive Workbench #1: base complete & hand planing the top

01-16-2009 08:11 AM by Rob | 16 comments »

I’ve been working on a new bench and thought I’d share the progress in case anyone is interested. I read Scott Landis’ Workbench book and a few excerpts from the Swartz’s book and I’ve come up with this. I’ve totally cheaped-out so far, and so far no regrets. Everything accept the vise faces is going to be constuction lumber; 2×6’s and 2×4’s (where I come from these are made from Spruce). $60 is the total bill for the base and top ...

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milling rought lumber

01-16-2009 04:25 AM by teenagewoodworker | 21 comments »

Hey Everyone, in this video i go over milling rough lumber. just to show you that you don’t need a big jointer and all that stuff to get acceptable results. that with a benchtop planer you can get acceptable results too. this is just how i do it and there are plenty of ways out there but this is how it works and has worked for me so i am showing it to you. so here it is! so i hope that everyone liked it. next time i will be doing surface prep on this poplar. i do my surfac...

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New shop under construction #7: Things are coming together

01-16-2009 03:34 AM by Loogie | 11 comments »

I’ve been working on/in the shop all fall and things are taking shape. My next major project is to build Bob's Bench to replace my existing bench. I’ll then move my old bench under the window in the back corner. After that I’m going to build a low assembly table. Third on the list is some rolling storage carts under the stairs to maximize that space. For now, I’m pretty happy with the way things are coming together. One lesson learned is that it helps to have...

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Who was the First LJ member

01-16-2009 02:52 AM by jim1953 | 19 comments »

Who is the first lumberjock I Dont know do youI do know that Martin is #1 but who is #2Thanks

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Complete Shop Remodel #1: Down to business

01-16-2009 12:00 AM by jackd942 | 4 comments »

After considering a complete shop remodel for a couple of years now (seriously for the last year), I have decided to bite the bullet and go for it. One of the first things I did was to make a trip to Grizzly in Springfield, MO (about 4 hours from my house) and purchase a few new tools. I purchased a 2hp dust collector a 3hp cabinet saw, 17” extreme series bandsaw and a very large 15” planer on an enclosed base. I also bought some other shop items, but these were the big ticket ite...

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01-15-2009 11:54 PM by Emeralds | 2 comments »

Here’s another project I took on in hopes of challenging myself to step-up my game by trying things I had not yet tried. This piece involved a lot of very small mortise and tenon joints, a type of joinery with which I had little experience, having never cut a true “hidden” mortise and having employed only thru tenons which I produced exclusively with the aid of my trusty power tools. This design however called for twenty six “mini” MT joints ( ¼”-x- ¾” tenons) that needed to be cut by hand. N...

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